Brutal beat downs in Syria being featured online

Posted at 10:22 PM, May 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-19 00:55:54-04

Syria’s civil war is growing more and more complicated and as it does, social media sites are being flooded with gruesome documentation.

Already, within the two years the war has been going on, between 80 and 120,000 people have died. The majority of the deaths have been civilians. However, there aren’t many civilian deaths to be seen online.

The rebel forces, though, are not shy about broadcasting the executions of government soldiers.

In one of the videos, a well known rebel soldier stands over a dead government soldier and announces what he feels is a triumph. Looking into the camera he says, “I swear to God, we will eat your hearts and livers out, you soldiers of Bashar, you dogs.”

While diplomats have expressed their concern, Syrian rebels don’t seem to care. Videos are continually being released, including a new one that surfaced this week.